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Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

23 JUN 3303

This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy’s minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

New 31 Aquilae Green Party

Ruchbah Industry

Ross 754 Universal and Co

Purungurawn Purple Society

Traditional Auste Dominion

Bureau of HIP 1914 Focus

Liberals of Delta Pavonis

Aymifa Resistance

New Zeta Tucanae Free

LHS 1387 Jet Mob

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Coalition of Ngaliba

Ololos Drug Empire

The Pilots Federation

Hatmehit Purple Crew

Zugen Incorporated

39 Tauri Interstellar

Bodb Den Advanced Network

Labour of Geras

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.

Galactic News: Superpower Campaigns End

22 JUN 3303

Last week, the Empire and the Federation launched initiatives designed to bolster their presences in the Pleiades star cluster.

Both superpowers placed open orders for construction materials for use in their respective campaigns, and the response from the galactic community was overwhelmingly positive. Huge quantities of material were delivered to Obsidian Orbital for both the Federal campaign and the Imperial initiative.

It seems that despite widespread opposition to the Federal-Imperial conflict, both superpowers still enjoy considerable support among the galactic community.

The Merope Expeditionary Fleet, which coordinated the Imperial initiative, and the Pleiades Resource Enterprise, which oversaw the Federal campaign, have extended their gratitude to their supporters.

Pilots who contributed to the initiatives can now collect their rewards from Obsidian Orbital in the Maia system.

Community Goal: Colonia Expansion Initiative

22 JUN 3303

As the Colonia community continues to grow, the Junkyard Dogs have placed an open order for various commodities to support another wave of expansion.

A spokesperson for the organisation confirmed the materials would be used to construct new outposts in the region. The amount of materials received will determine exactly how many outposts are built.

The Junkyard Dogs have promised to reward pilots who deliver tantalum, power generators and silver to their base of operations at Tolagarf’s Junkyard.

The campaign begins on the 22nd of June 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

Community Goal: Renowned Chef Issues Appeal

22 JUN 3303

Celebrated chef and culinary scholar Dr Cordelius Swainn has issued an appeal to the galactic community for rare goods for one of his famous celebrity soirees.

In a statement, Swainn said:

“I create unique dining experiences for the wealthiest patrons and most important dignitaries to visit the Lave system. I will be hosting another of these events in a few weeks for one of my most important clients, and am therefore seeking rare commodities from across the galaxy. But it is not only food I require – I am in need of a wealth of exotic goods, all of which will contribute to overall ambience.”

The appeal is being financed by Dr Swainn’s corporate partner, Lave Incorporated, which has promised to reward pilots who deliver the requested commodities to Lave Station.

The campaign begins on the 22nd June 3303 and will run for one week. If the final target is met earlier than planned, the campaign will end immediately.

Galactic News: Weekly Democracy Report

22 JUN 3303

This report presents the latest data on democratic activity among the galaxy’s minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to hold elections:

G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions

Junga Interstellar

Crimson State Group

V886 Centauri Corporation

Nuenets Corp.

Iptera Allied Corp.

Delta Phoenicis Limited

Blue Dynamic Group

Autocracy of Phi Gruis

LP 811-17 Gold Energy Partners

Elections occur when two minor factions with a similar political structure resolve a conflict over ownership and influence within a system.

Galactic News: Starport Status Update

21 JUN 3303

This report presents the latest data on starports experiencing technical issues as a result of Unknown-Artefact related interference.

The following starports are currently closed:

Archambault Installation, Formorians

Dogmaa, Wolfberg

The following starports continue to experience technical issues:

Bykovsky Orbital, Gakiutl

Powerplay: Incoming Update

21 JUN 3303

At 7.00 am tomorrow morning (GMT), the monitoring of powers' activities will go offline for a short period while the latest data is assembled. Pilots who operate for one of the powers should deliver any cargo or vouchers before this time to ensure their activities are registered.

Galactic News: Weekly Health Report

21 JUN 3303

This report presents the latest data on health issues among the galaxy’s minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience famine:

Official Darkates Freedom Party

HIP 10570 Constitution Party

HIP 15545 Public Network

Aonghus Co

Ngandrusa Purple Boys

Hajon Industries

HIP 9741 Incorporated

Jet Major Company

Crowfor Liberty Party

People's Islastyara Revolutionary Party

When a faction is affected by famine the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while a famine is active. Completing food-trade missions can bring a famine to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience an outbreak:

Social Zaragas Independents

Ruchbah Industry

Siluruba Purple Transport Ltd

Kvenland Services

Traditional Auste Dominion

Ngaledi Federal Corporation

Cuicatec Gold Power Co

Conservatives of HIP 41984

Ngandrusa Purple Boys

Hand Gang of Taunitoq

When a faction is affected by an outbreak the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases. Combat activity has no effect on influence while an outbreak is active. Completing medicine-supply missions can bring an outbreak to an end.

Freelance Report: Canonn Responds to Thargoid Revelation

20 JUN 3303

Doctor Arcanonn of the Canonn Interstellar Research Group has issued a statement from the Gnosis concerning the recent discovery that the so-called Unknown Ships are in fact of Thargoid origin.

“Finally, the Thargoids have revealed themselves, moving from the shadows into the starlight. We cannot predict where this road will lead, but surely there is no way back. We stand at a precipice, staring into the abyss...yet we can take some comfort from the fact that humanity has faced this threat before and prevailed.”

“The first reports of Unknown Artefacts – riddles in space – now seem so long ago. How could we have known it would come to this?”

“Rest assured that should the worst happen, should governments fall and our civilisation be shaken to its very foundations, Canonn will stand against the darkness.”

Starbeaver

Galactic News: Weekly Security Report

20 JUN 3303

This report presents the latest data on the security status of the galaxy’s minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a lockdown:

Brotherhood of LP 98-132

Potriti Gold Mafia

Bhotho Rats

Cegreeth Citizens' Forum

Zeus Jet Organisation

Traditional Tofana League

New LTT 14094 Republic Party

Sirius Free

Rugabugait Shared

Chiccan Revolutionary Party

When a faction experiences a lockdown, the security rating of the system it controls temporarily increases and the system’s wealth temporarily decreases. Bounty hunting activity can shorten the lockdown period.

Here are the latest factions to experience civil unrest:

Ngaliba Blue Camorra

Wolf 359 Blue Travel Commodities

Green Party of Lung

United Wat Yu Confederacy

Nationalists of Aulin

LHS 535 Silver United Ltd

League of Chick Ek

Coalition of Djagana

Crimson Major Incorporated

League of Ross 1015

Civil unrest is the result of illegal activity. When a faction is affected by civil unrest, the standard of living in the system it controls temporarily decreases, as does the system’s wealth. Combat missions and activities can bring civil unrest to an end.

Galactic News: Galactic Leaders Address Thargoid Discovery

20 JUN 3303

The leaders of the galaxy's major powers have responded to news that the mysterious ships seen in the Maia system and Pleiades Nebula are Thargoid vessels.

Federal President Zachary Hudson released a characteristically forthright statement.

“Earlier this year, I said I would rather prepare for an attack that may not come than be met by an attack I did not prepare for. Well, the Federation has not been idle. For months, we have been expanding our Navy in preparation for just such a day. Some, such as Edmund Mahon, believe this is unnecessary. But perhaps Mr Mahon has not read the reports of Federal ships being attacked by Thargoid vessels. If the Thargoids want a fight, it’s a fight they’ll get.”

Addressing the media from the Imperial Palace on Capitol, Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval said:

“The facts are these: the Thargoids have highly sophisticated starships, they have a relationship with the organic constructs, and they have the means to remotely disable human spacecraft. In some quarters, these facts have given rise to concern. But I urge you not to panic. The human race has surmounted countless challenges in the past, and created a civilisation that spans hundreds of star systems. Do not be too quick to discount the human race.”

Finally, Alliance Prime Minister Edmund Mahon released the following statement:

“Our next steps must be taken with great care. Despite President Hudson’s claims to the contrary, there is no proof that the Thargoids have attacked Federal vessels. We must not assume the Thargoids are hostile. Theirs is clearly an intelligent and technologically sophisticated race. There is a great deal we could learn from them.”

Galactic News: Weekly Economic Report

20 JUN 3303

This report presents the latest data on the economic health of the galaxy’s minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience an economic boom:

Colanja Gold Power Services

Social Zaragas Independents

New 31 Aquilae Green Party

Ross 754 Labour

LTT 377 Purple General Corp.

G 41-14 Purple Travel Solutions

Kokary Holdings

Cemiess Commodities

Eravate Network

Laedla and Co

Boom is usually the result of consistent trade profit and completed trade contracts. When a faction experiences a boom, the wealth of the system it controls temporarily increases and trade missions completed in the system have double the effect on influence. The faction’s influence may also increase. Booms typically last until they naturally expire.

Here are the latest factions to experience an economic bust:

Nang Ta-khian Public Co

Lambda Hydri Jet Clan

League of 36 Ursae Majoris

Caraswang Gold Public Inc

h Draconis Resistance

Values Party of Orishpucho

Lambda Hydri Industry

Gyvatiges Citizen Party

Amun Public Co

Orishpucho Crimson Legal Int

When a faction experiences a bust, the wealth of the system it controls is temporarily reduced and the faction’s influence is temporarily diminished. Trade actions do not contribute to boom while a bust is active. A bust typically has to run its course before ending.

Galactic News: Weekly Expansion Report

18 JUN 3303

This report presents the latest data on expansion and withdrawal among the galaxy's minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to have expanded into new systems:

Leschanatya Future

LTT 3981 Purple Legal Limited

Earls of Primpo

Sokaram Citizens of Tradition

Revolutionary Eluskapu Partnership

Purple Universal Co

League of Wikmeang Party

Kherthaje Collective

HIP 68936 Partners

Bactrimpox Gold Society

Expansions occur when a minor faction reaches a sufficient level of influence and there is a populated system within striking distance. Expansion is costly, so when a faction expands, the wealth and development level of the system it controls are temporarily reduced.

Here are the latest factions in withdrawal:

Crimson State Group

HIP 13269 Silver Drug Empire

Dominion of Skadjalini

League of HIP 3509 Flag

HIP 111755 Citizens of Tradition

Movement for Pienate Labour

Bodharail Empire Party

CD-54 9671 Empire Group

Revolutionary Abazates Democrats

Flesk Transport Organisation

Factions are considered to be in withdrawal if their level of influence within a system drops below a certain level. If the faction's influence remains low for a total of five days, the faction must leave the system entirely. If the faction manages to increase its level of influence, it remains in the system.

Galactic News: The Thargoids have Returned

17 JUN 3303

Over the past few days, media streams have been abuzz with news that the so-called Unknown Ships are in fact Thargoid vessels, as many had speculated. The Federal Times, having spent several days confirming sources and authenticating reports, has now published an in-depth account of the events that led to the revelation.

It is understood that Professor Ishmael Palin, a leading authority on xenobiological research, determined the vessels’ origin by comparing data from the Unknown Ships with older Thargoid samples. Palin’s experiments resulted in conclusive proof that the Unknown Ships were Thargoid.

A short time later, Palin’s data was seized by Federal agents, who attempted to convey it to a Federal research facility. But in a shocking turn of events, the ship carrying the data was attacked en route to its destination. There is strong evidence to suggest the attack was executed by Thargoid vessels.

The incapacitation of the Federal vessel resulted in the information entering the public domain. But the cryptic nature of the data meant that The Federal Times was compelled to conduct further research before publishing its report.

In its story, The Federal Times also posited that the barnacles may be of Thargoid origin, given their relationship with the Thargoid ships. But it stopped short of suggesting a link between the Thargoids and the Unknown Probes and Artefacts, which many also believe to be nonhuman objects.

Meanwhile, the public mood was best summarised by Kelvin Masters, a freelance journalist, who contributed the following to the Rewired news feed:

“Look at the history books. Every time we’ve met the Thargoids, there’s bloodshed. We need to prepare for the worst. I mean, they’ve already attacked human ships! What kind of contingencies do the superpowers have in place? And what do we know about the Thargoids’ capabilities? What kind of weapons do they have? What kind of defences? And why did the Federation take Palin’s data? Were they trying to keep it quiet? These questions need to be answered!”

The leaders of the galaxy’s three superpowers are expected to make statements shortly.

Galactic News: Weekly Conflict Report

17 JUN 3303

This report presents the latest data on conflict among the galaxy’s minor factions.

Here are the latest factions to experience a civil war:

Ruchbah Industry

Zeessze Clan

Liberty Party of Zeessze

Ross 754 Universal and Co

Potriti Gold Mafia

Vanayequi Independents

AG+21 1754 Citizen Party

Junga Patron's Principles

Ngaledi Federal Corporation

Aymifa Resistance

Civil wars occur when minor factions compete for control of major assets such as starports. When a faction is involved in a civil war, the standard of living, development level and security level in the system it controls are temporarily reduced. Combat activities can bring a civil war to an end.

Here are the latest factions to experience war:

Avan Labour Union

Kokary Liberals

Fusang Fortune Commodities

HIP 73428 Exchange

Yakabugai Exchange

Eranin Peoples Party

Ololos Drug Empire

The Pilots Federation

Hatmehit Purple Crew

Independents of Mildeptu

Wars occur when a minor faction invades a star system controlled by another minor faction. For the duration of the war, the standard of living, wealth level and security level in the disputed system are reduced. Combat activity between the two warring factions determines the outcome of the conflict. If neither faction succeeds in dominating the other, the war ends in a ceasefire.